Yearly Archives: 2011

Farming the Cities, Feeding an Urban Future

Farming the Cities, Feeding an Urban Future Worldwatch’s Nourishing the Planet team emphasizes urban agriculture as a means of increasing food security, empowering women, and protecting the environment. Washington, D.C.-As people move from rural to urban settings in search of economic … Continue reading

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Honey Grilled Chicken

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, marinade is defined as an acidic sauce with a savory flavor in which a chef soaks meat, fish, or vegetables. Marinades are used to tenderize meats and enhance flavors. To marinade chicken for the grill … Continue reading

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National Academy of Science makes publications available for free, including research on North American Pollinators

Editors Note: This may be of interest, as it includes a book called “Status of Pollinators in North America,” which details broad research on many North American pollinators, including honey bees, and discusses possible causes for honey bee population decline. … Continue reading

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Buying Foreclosed Farmland- a checklist

Editors note: Many beekeepers in rural areas expand their operation by placing their hives in orchards or farms owned by friendly neighborhood owners. This beneficial arrangement provides pollination for the farmer, and space for the bees. However, many in cities … Continue reading

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Photos of honey bottling process

by Gary While visiting my parents at home over Memorial Day, help I had the opportunity to get some photos while Dad was bottling honey.

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Organic Agriculture’s Resilience Shows Untapped Potential

Washington, D.C. - Despite the crippling effects of the recent economic slowdown on many industries, the organic agriculture sector not only sustained itself during this period but also showed signs of growth. “In 2009, organic farming was practiced on 37.2 million … Continue reading

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Penn State Leads Honey Bee Health Initiative

University Park, Pa. — A nationwide network to monitor and maintain honeybee health is the aim of the Bee Informed Partnership, a five-year, $5 million program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and … Continue reading

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Garreson Publishing to provide free websites for bee clubs

by Gary In the past decade, physician the cost of developing and maintaining a website has dropped exponentially, treat but many bee clubs still do not have websites. In a recent survey of U.S. bee clubs, we estimate that at … Continue reading

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Removing Honey Bee Colonies from Buildings

by Pete One way to acquire bees is by removing them from a building. You should have experience handling bees before tackling this sort of job. You should charge for the removal to cover your time, health with the bees being … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fruitless Fall

by Gary I was browsing beekeeping books in the library and stumbled across “Fruitless Fall, sales ” by Rowan Jacobson, clinic a dramatic narrative written in the wake of colony collapse disorder, the recent and mysterious mass die-off of honey … Continue reading

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